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Rifle  


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Description 

The home of Rifle Mountain Park - home of the some of best hard sport limestone climbing in America.

Getting There 

Right off I70 at exit 90.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

374 Total Routes

['4 Stars',39],['3 Stars',134],['2 Stars',155],['1 Star',44],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',6],['5.8',6],['5.9',18],['5.10',42],['5.11',75],['5.12',121],['5.13',91],['>=5.14',12],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rifle:
Lovin' You is a Dirty Job   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
Merry Maids   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   Ice Cave Walls : Middle Ice Caves (Potato Ro...
80 Feet of Meat   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Rumor Has It   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sapper Cave
Feline   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   Ice Cave Walls : Upper Ice Caves (Feline are...
Rehabilitator   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Defenseless Betty   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Ricochet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Winchester Cave
Cardinal Sin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Meat Wall
Genesis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Sanctuary
Pinch Fest   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
Easy Skankin'   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
I Am Not A Philistine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Rifle Mountain Park : Anti-Phil Wall
Pretty Hate Machine   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
The Beast with Two Backs   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wasteland
The Beast   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Wasteland
Pump-O-Rama   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
Beer Run   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Rifle Mountain Park : Ruckman Cave
Apocalypse '91   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
Sprayathon   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch   Rifle Mountain Park : The Arsenal
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Featured Route For Rifle
Keith Beckley fighting his way up the classic Hang 'Em High (5.12).

Hang 'Em High 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CO : Rifle Mountain Park : Project Wall
This is a Project Wall classic for the grade. This climb almost always has fixed draws as someone is always working on it.Climb straight up the middle of the X crack, following the bolted line up this immaculate piece of limestone. Look for a couple of key rests to help the lower cruxes, and hang on tight because the fun is between the last bolt and the anchor, just the way it should be! This is a technical and long and an endurance fest. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Rifle Slideshow Add Photo
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Rifle Mountain Park, photo: Bob Horan.
Climb.
Climb.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Warming up at Rifle, photo: Bob Horan.
Debaser.
Debaser.
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan.
Pullin' down on a Rifle overhang, photo: Bob Horan...
Ben K. climbing.
Ben K. climbing.

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